KARACHI: After increasing the number of COVID-19 cases, Sindh government has imposed a micro lockdown in two more areas of Karachi, including Orangi and Mominabad areas on Monday.
According to a notification, the restrictions will be implemented for two weeks from December 29 to January 11. The authorities have made it compulsory for people to wear masks while businesses have been told to strictly follow COVID-19 SOPs.
“No family or private gathering is allowed and a gathering of three or more persons will not be allowed in public spaces”, it added. Moreover, the authorities will provide ration to the needy in the areas under the lockdown.
Earlier, the district administrations of the city – South, East, West, Central and Korangi imposed micro, smart lockdowns in different areas of Karachi to control the spread of the COVID-19.
Around 55 more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus, while another 1,974 people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.
According to the National Command and Operations Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in the country has reached 9,929 while the total number of infected people has reached 473,309. In Pakistan, 423,892 coronavirus patients have recovered and 39,488 are undergoing treatment.
The highest number of deaths due to coronavirus was in Punjab where 3,921 people lost their lives while 3,491 in Sindh, 1,609 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 407 in Islamabad, 101 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 182 in Balochistan, and In Azad Kashmir, 218 people have lost their lives.
The number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad is 37,272, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 57,467, in Sindh 211,276, in Punjab 136,147, in Balochistan 18,082, in Azad Kashmir 8,215 and in Gilgit-Baltistan 4 8,850 people have been infected with the virus.